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  • September 19, 2018

    CLE in Cuba: Journey on a Cross-cultural Educational Exchange this February

    Join your colleagues this February and gain a greater understanding of Cuba's legal, political, and economic cultures as you earn CLE in Cuba. Sign up by Oct. 5.
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    Sept. 19, 2018 – Is a visit to Cuba on your bucket list? How about a trip that lets you earn 4.5 CLE credits while exploring the island nation’s legal and cultural systems?

    With the expanding relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, now is the chance to learn and experience this complex neighbor.

    “This is a great opportunity to learn about the Cuban legal system, make connections with legal professionals in Cuba, and get to know other Wisconsin lawyers,” said State Bar President Chris Rogers. “This is a trip that’s on my bucket list.”

    State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is partnering with Cuba Cultural Travel for a cross-cultural exchange and CLE program in Havana, Cuba, on Feb. 7-11, 2019. Cuba Cultural Travel has organized professional education tours for more than 15 years, including for other state bars across the U.S.

    A Once-in-a-lifetime Trip

    Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a detailed look at the Cuban legal system while also experiencing Cuba’s cultural attractions.

    The specially designed CLE program goes beyond tourist corridors and explores Cuba’s rich and varied cultural heritage. Engage with local scholars, attorneys, musicians, and artists who offer in-depth commentary on the Cuban legal system, history, art, architecture, and religion. Topics include the rule of law, their legal and business practices, and the emerging private sector.

    Optional side excursions include a tour of a cigar factory, performing arts center and architectural experiences, and a visit to Ernest Hemingway’s home and fishing village, which he used as the setting for The Old Man and the Sea.

    This exclusive opportunity for State Bar of Wisconsin members includes:

    • Thought-provoking lectures by renowned intellectuals, scholars, and legal experts

    • Reception and private performances by prominent dance companies and musicians

    • Exploration of the fascinating neighborhoods of Havana in the company of an architect and historian

    • A trip to Pinar del Rio province and the stunning Viñales Valley – known for producing the finest tobacco in the world

    Sign Up by Oct. 5

    Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. A deposit is required to hold your place and must be received by Oct. 5, 2018.

    For more information, see the program brochure and registration materials for a detailed description of pricing options, trip inclusions, and trip exclusions.

    Please note: No State Bar member dues will be used to fund this program.

    Journey to Cuba and Earn CLE, Feb. 7-11, 2019 – Sign Up by Oct. 5

    Trip highlights:

    • Five days and four nights in Havana, Cuba

    • Earn up to 4.5 CLE credits with thought-provoking lectures by renowned intellectuals, scholars, and legal experts

    • Cost is $2,460 to $3,835 depending upon accommodations

    • Price includes a full-time private tour escort, accommodations, meals, and ground transportation

    • Price does not include airfare to and from Cuba

    • Deposit due Oct. 5, 2018; balance due by Nov. 9, 2018

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